Sticking Power in Parenting

There is something about a slogan that can stick with us for a lifetime like "what would you do for a Klondike bar" or "once you pop, you can't stop - Pringles."  But commercial slogans aren't the only ones that have stuck with me. I also hear my dad saying "if you quit today you'll quit … Continue reading Sticking Power in Parenting

8 Ways to Teach our Kids Growth Mindset

Sometimes I get the joy of being an assistant coach at my daughter's basketball practice.  She wasn't having much success getting her free throws to fall, so, I encouraged her to shoot them without jumping to see what happens. Well, you know how well our kids take direction from us...  She weakly and stubbornly 'tried'( aka - didn't … Continue reading 8 Ways to Teach our Kids Growth Mindset

6 {Step}Mom Rules I Live By

I have no idea how to blend a family. So I began a hunt for the secret to the perfect blending recipe.  I found some good ideas but never found that one trick that always works. Well, as you can imagine, there is no secret to blending a family.  The only thing we have to do … Continue reading 6 {Step}Mom Rules I Live By

Playground Wisdom

The stories I hear from my girls about the stuff that happens on the playground angers me sometimes.  I hate that they are faced with nasty speaking kids, ridiculous drama, friend battles, the pull of people trying to convince them they aren't enough and a list of challenges they aren't sure how to overcome.  Seriously, … Continue reading Playground Wisdom

The Love Resolution

Happy New Year! It's a time of resolutions and the hope to make this year better than last year. Working in the fitness industry, I'd always see a rush of people joining the gym, to never be seen again after January 16th.  With only a couple of weeks worth of commitment, it would break my heart, … Continue reading The Love Resolution

Our Family Behavior Chart

If we want to learn how to landscape our yard, make a turkey or ham for a holiday or make the the best and healthiest dessert; we turn to Pinterest or the internet for directions, but when it comes to raising our children, we are less likely to google how to's, tips, rules or read … Continue reading Our Family Behavior Chart

Finding Contentment – To the Moms & Wives who feel like they are failing

Highly motivated and high standards are good qualities unless they leave you feeling discontent with the things around you.  I have a broken past full of poor choices and things I'd rather take back than continue to live with the guilt that hangs on my heart.  In spite of my brokenness, God has saved me from … Continue reading Finding Contentment – To the Moms & Wives who feel like they are failing